Since 1997, you’ve been coming to to discuss everything from Stephen King to writing to Harry Potter. You’ve made our site more than a place to discover your next book: you’ve made it a community. But like all things internet, is growing and changing. We've said goodbye to our community message boards—but that doesn’t mean we won’t still be a place for adventurous readers to connect and discover.

Now, you can explore the most exciting new titles (and remember the classics) at the Barnes & Noble Book Blog. Check out conversations with authors like Jeff VanderMeer and Gary Shteyngart at the B&N Review, and browse write-ups of the best in literary fiction. Come to our Facebook page to weigh in on what it means to be a book nerd. Browse digital deals on the NOOK blog, tweet about books with us,or self-publish your latest novella with NOOK Press. And for those of you looking for support for your NOOK, the NOOK Support Forums will still be here.

We will continue to provide you with books that make you turn pages well past midnight, discover new worlds, and reunite with old friends. And we hope that you’ll continue to tell us how you’re doing, what you’re reading, and what books mean to you.

Posts: 18
Registered: ‎02-21-2011
0 Kudos

Bookmarks / Lockup with large books on Nook Color

[ Edited ]

I want to share a problem I encountered, and the solution I finally devised:


I purchased the NABRE Bible, which is a translation I particularly like.  It is exceedingly thoroughly cross-referenced and annotated, which means that it has boatloads of links.  It's an enormous book--19000+ pages on my NC.


The links worked well, but after I highlighted and bookmarked some passages, the book started locking up and freezing.  I worked through an online chat for over an hour with a B&N tech support person; we re-initialized the NC, and various other attempts.  Everything else was fine, but again, the NABRE Bible was locked up/frozen, stuck in Isaiah.


I went to the local store, where Chris, who knows about every trick in the book, tried to help.  After he got frustrated, he called into 2nd level support, but no joy.


But I FOUND a solution!  I have NookStudy on my computer.  I added/synced the NABRE Bible to it, which brought in the bookmarks and highlights.  I cleared the highlights and bookmarks inside NookStudy, and resynced the book.  Hooray!  The corrupt links/highlights are gone, and my Bible is perfectly readable; all cross-references and annotations work well on the NC now.


I'm wary of adding highlighting and bookmarks again to such a large volume, but at least I can use this Bible.  i may try adding my highlights inside NookStudy, and see if that works better (I do know that I ended up with some overlapping highlights by fat-fingering on the NC.) 


In case others encounter a similar problem, I hope this is helpful.

Posts: 303
Registered: ‎02-28-2011
0 Kudos

Re: Bookmarks / Lockup with large books on Nook Color

Distinguished Correspondent
Posts: 201
Registered: ‎05-13-2011
0 Kudos

Re: Bookmarks / Lockup with large books on Nook Color

Generally speaking, I don't bother with the notes and high-lighting anymore since that info is kept at B&N and in the protected part of the NC, not with the book itself.  Also, if you add highlights to a book in the Nook for PC app, after you sync, empty notes show up everywhere you have high-lights.  This really clutters up the book, and you can't tell your real notes from empty notes.

That's just my opinion, you can take it for what it's worth, or just leave it alone.